Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo, founded in 1888, began with just two deer and two mountain lions in City Park.  It later moved to Fair Park in 1909 and quickly outgrew its second home, moving to Marsalis Park in 1912 where it stands today.  The Dallas Zoo has now grown to more than 2,000 animals, and today, the Zoo is thriving with exhibits such as the Koala Walkabout; SOAR, A Festival of Flight; and the Giants of the Savanna to name a few. It is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lakewood Trails Neighborhood Association has signed up for the Dallas Zoo Employee & Affiliate Online Discount Tickets Program. As a member of this program, you are now able to buy discounted tickets for the Dallas Zoo with the added convenience of printing your admission tickets from your computer and presenting them at the entrance turnstiles bypassing ticket booth lines. Purchasing admission tickets has never been easier!

You may purchase tickets immediately by visiting our exclusive Dallas Zoo Employee & Affiliate Online Discount Tickets Store in one or both of the following ways:
  1. Go to our personalized LTNA online store link
  2. Go direct to the Dallas Zoo online store and enter this personalized Store Name: ltna

Directions to the Zoo:
  • By Car: Exit Marsalis Avenue from I-35E. Go 1/8 mile on the north bound service road. Turn right at the giant giraffe statue marking the entrance to the Dallas Zoo’s Parking Lot.
  • By DART: Take the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) RED LINE to the Dallas Zoo Station.

Amenities Close to Lakewood Trails
  • White Rock Lake. Map White Rock Lake is a unique, 1,015 acre city lake, centrally located at 8300 East Lawther Drive, which offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, including:
    • Hike and bike trail (9.33 miles)
    • Audubon Society-designated bird watching area and wetlands site
    • Numerous scenic picnic areas - call (214) 670-8740 for reservations
    • Rental facilities: Winfrey Point and Big Thicket - call (214) 670-8740 for reservations
    • Fishing piers for catfish, sunfish, and bass fishing
    • Special events, including the March of Dimes Walk America, White Rock Marathon, the White Rock Lake Trash Bash, and numerous sponsored runs - call (214) 670-8890 for information.
  • Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum, one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas, features 66-acres of spectacular display gardens that showcase incredible seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections in a serene setting on White Rock Lake. The Arboretum is home to seasonal outdoor festivals, concerts, art shows and more. 
  • White Rock Bath House. Located on the shores of beautiful White Rock Lake, the Bath House Cultural Center is a welcoming venue for visual and performing artists from an array of backgrounds. The historic, Art Deco style Bath House houses a 116-seat black-box theater, three gallery spaces, the White Rock Lake Museum, and a number of multipurpose spaces.
  • White Rock Lake Dog Park. Located at Mockingbird Point Park, 8000 E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas (75218), the Dallas Dog Park is open from 5AM to Midnight year round, and includes a fenced area for your dog to run and play. The park is closed for maintenance on 2nd and 4th Mondays. The park is also closed in the event of inclement weather. Call 214-670-8847 or go to DallasParks for more information.
  • Dallas Parks. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department maintains more than 21,000 park acres including 17 lakes with 4,400 surface acres of water at 17 park sites, 17,196 acres of greenbelt / park land, and 61.60 miles of jogging and bike trails at 24 locations. Besides White Rock Lake, the two parks closest to Lakewood Trails are:
    • Ridgewood/Belcher Recreation Center. The recreation center has a gym for volleyball and basketball. Senior activities include bridge and dominoes. The outdoor park has a spray park, playground equipment, four picnic tables and a picnic pavilion. 6818 Fisher Road. Dallas, TX
    • Lakewood Park. This park, located in the Lakewood Trails Neighborhood includes a park, playground, picnic tables and basketball court. 7142 Williamson Rd, Dallas, TX

  • Corinthian Sailing Club. The Corinthian Sailing Club is located on beautiful White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. CSC was chartered in 1939 to promote the sport of sailing and sailboat racing in North Texas. The club focuses on racing with well attended Sunday afternoon races, club sponsored regattas held year round, and several major annual regattas.
  • Dallas Running Club. The Dallas Running Club is the largest running and walking organization in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is the third largest running club in the United States.
  • For the Love of the Lake.An enthusiastic, energetic group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of White Rock Lake Park as an urban oasis.
  • Run the Rock! White Rock Marathon. The White Rock Marathon is known for having a fun, exciting and scenic course. The course runs through diverse areas of Dallas such as the Arts District, Uptown, Turtle Creel, M Streets, White Rock Lake, Lakewood Trails, Lakewood and Swiss Avenue District. The course is USAT&F certified and serves as a qualifier for the Boston and New York Marathons.
  • White Rock Boat Club. White Rock Boat Club (WRBC) was founded in 1961 by a group of avid racing enthusiasts and boat builders. Today, WRBC offers sailing classes, fleet racing and regattas, and parties for their members who own sailboats, kayaks and canoes.
  • White Rock Boathouse. The White Rock Boathouse is headquartered inn the beautiful 1930s era boathouse at T & P Hill at White Rock Lake in the heart of Dallas, Texas. This non-profit corporation has a mission of introducing recreational rowing to Dallas, with rowing lessons, high school programs, and private boat storage.